La Cocina Cooking School
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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La Cocina will be closed December 1-22
Welcome to La Cocina!
Immerse yourself in the gastronomy and culture of Mexico. At La Cocina we offer more than just a cooking classes—-we delve into the country's fascinating heritage and history, allowing you to transport a true culinary experience into your own kitchen.
Cooking classes are conducted in English. They're hands-on, unless you prefer to sit back and relax. Full meals, wine and/or margaritas, as well as recipe packets, are included in the price.
For an indepth culinary and culture experience, join one of our week-long culinary tours.
There's a 15% discount when booking two different classes at the same time.
There's a 10% discount, if you have a group of 5 people or more joining one of our scheduled classes.
Due to limited space, advance payment is required to register.
If you can't find a date or class that suits your needs, please contact us about a private class.
A full refund will be issued with a 48-hour cancellation notice;
50% for cancellations of 24 hours.
Contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.
Recipes & Cookbooks
Enjoy our recipes and cookbooks.
Our cooking classes:
Discover the secrets of the Mexican kitchen with guacamole made in the molcajete, Mole Poblano, Chiles Rellenos, a side of cactus, a dollop of Mexican history, a dash of cultural insight, and a slice of Tres Leches.
Every Thursday, 4-7:30 pm | $95US per person
Market Tour & Seasonal Favorites
Peruse the stalls of our colorful market while discovering and nibbling on local delicacies. Then head back to La Cocina to prepare lunch, incorporating seasonal items, such as huitlacoche and squash blossoms, with roasted tomatillo salsa and skirt steak in chile pasilla salsa.
Every Friday, 11am–3pm | $95 per person
Naturally Healthy Mexican Cuisine
Learn to make healthy Mexican dishes, both traditional and modern, with recipes from Kris's Mexican Light. cookbook: Shrimp in Pumpkin Seed Sauce, Chicken with Roasted Poblanos,
Jicama & Pineapple Salad, Fruit Salsa macerated in Mezcal w/ Coconut Ice Cream.
Tuesdays, 4–7:30 pm | $95 per person
February 7, March 14 & 28
Modern Mexican Fusion
Discover a new way to prepare exciting Mexican dishes. This class focuses on creative methods for using Mexican ingredients. Grilled Vegetable & Goat Cheese Chiles Rellenos, Pork Loin with Mango-Chipotle Salsa, Saffron Rice, Chayote Salad, Chocolate Kahlua Cake.
Tuesdays, 4–7:30 pm | $95 per person
January 3, 17 & 31
February 14, March 7 & 21
Traditional Mexican Moles
Explore the famed sauces of Mexico while learning their history and cultural significance. Roasted Garlic Soup, Black Mole with Pork Loin, Green Mole with Chicken, Almond Mole Brownies.
Saturdays, 2-5:30 pm | $95 per person
February 11 & 18, March 4, 11 & 25
Begin your morning at the market, perusing the colorful stalls and choosing from the season’s best ingredients for the day’s meal. Break for Churros and Chocolate before heading to La Cocina where you’ll prepare homemade sopes and fresh tortillas, followed by a 3-course lunch with margaritas and chocolate Kahlua cake, new friends and fine conversation.
Every Wednesday, 10:30-4:30 pm | $150 per person
The Art of Chiles Rellenos
Learn to make Mexico's national dish: the Chile en Nogada, as well as Cheese stuffed Chiles Rellenos and Chile Anchos with Refried Beans, combined with a Cream of Poblano & Corn Soup.
Every Monday, 2-5:30 pm | $95 per person
An Evening in Italy
Kris has learned many secrets from Italy's best chefs, but more importantly from their grandmothers, during her 10 years leading culinary tours to the country. Sample Menu: Pear & Gorgonzola Crostini, Risotto with seasonal ingredients, Osso Bucco,
all served with the best Tirasamu ever!
Saturdays 2–5 pm | $95 per person
February 25, March 18
The Basics of Baking
Learn quick, efficient baking from a professional. Kris has baked for her restaurant El Buen Cafe for the past 24 years. She's made more than a 1000 cakes, as well as too many cookies and pie crusts to count. Inquire about the menu. This class does not include a meal, but does include a package of your baked goods to take home.
By appointment | $75 per person